There are 6 ways to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica by train, tram, bus, car or plane

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Train, tram  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the train from Solana Beach Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro E Line

$34 - $49

Cheapest option

Line 101 bus, bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & K St to UTC Transit Center 101
  2. Take the bus from La Jolla UTC to Downtown Santa Monica FlixBus

$10 - $17

4 alternative options

Train, line 704 bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the line 704 bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln 704

$30 - $48

Bus, line 720 bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th 720

$18 - $31

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Encinitas to Santa Monica 110.6 miles

$10 - $16

Train, fly, line 3 bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  3. Take the line 3 bus from Aviation/Lax Station to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs

$74 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Encinitas to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Highway 101 & K St and arriving at Downtown Santa Monica via La Jolla UTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Encinitas and Santa Monica is 97 miles. The road distance is 110.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica without a car is to train and tram which takes 4h 26m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica, including transfers.

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Encinitas to Santa Monica bus services, operated by North County Transit, depart from Highway 101 & K St station.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Encinitas to Santa Monica bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Downtown Santa Monica station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Encinitas to Santa Monica is 111 miles. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Encinitas to Santa Monica.

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  • Distance: 97.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Encinitas, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Encinitas to Santa Monica via UTC Transit Center and La Jolla UTC in around 4h 30m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Solana Beach Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Oceanside Amtrak Station to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro A Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
Metro Los Angeles
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Highway 101 & K St to UTC Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from La Jolla UTC to Downtown Santa Monica
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Santa Monica / 4th
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Metro Los Angeles
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Big Blue Bus
Phone
+1 310-451-5444
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Aviation/Lax Station to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Los Angeles Airport.

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